Lancashire Past

Lancashire History Website and Blog

20th Century


Wainwright Memorial, Blackburn  A commemorative toposcope, at a place where Wainwright once gazed upon the distant Lakeland fells

Lowry Statue, Knott End-on- Sea A commemoration of the artist’s visits to the town

Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Garden A monument to one of the 20th Century’s most popular singers

Peel Monument, Accrington The Peel family’s donation to the people of Accrington commemorated

Criffel Stone, Crossens, near Southport  A large glacial erratic, all the way from Scotland

Liverpool Castle Replica  An early 20th Century reproduction of the lost Medieval castle, at Rivington near Horwich


Lancashire Reservoirs

Watergrove Reservoir and Drowned Village  A Victorian village and mills destroyed to make way for clean drinking water for Rochdale


Civic Buildings

The Ruskin Library and Museum, Lancaster A late 20th Century building housing the largest archive of the Victorian visionary John Ruskin


Lancashire Aviation

Early Transatlantic Flights- via Southport  The little know roll of the Ainsdale to Birkdale foreshore playing a vital role in the days of early aviation


Lancashire Mining

Astley Green Colliery: Lancashire Mining Museum A group of volunteers are preserving the unique heritage of a former coal mine

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